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Insurers Liable For Appleton PCB Cleanup: Judge

Law360 (January 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Wisconsin judge has upheld a 2008 jury verdict holding eight insurance companies liable for Appleton Papers Inc.'s portion of upward of $400 million in costs to clean polychlorinated biphenyl contamination out of local waterways.

Circuit Judge Donald Zuidmulder of the Wisconsin Circuit Court for Brown County affirmed the jury verdict Wednesday. A group of insurers led by Columbia Casulty Co. had argued both that the Wisconsin-based paper factory's PCB contamination was not covered because it was expected and intended and that the company waited too...
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